Monday, June 8, 2015

Wild Horse Canyon

Friends

I have just returned from my birthday get a way to the desert.  To recap, normally on the birthday weekend Goose and I go backpacking for 3 or 4 days.  We have done that for 14 of our 15 years together.  This year I decided to go somewhere that I rarely go, the desert.  It's not that I don't like the desert, I do. It's just I really am a mountain girls, with green meadows, waterfalls, forests, streams, rivers, pond and so forth.  I happen to be comforted by the fact that in the mountains I never worry about finding and getting water. The desert is a different story, as far as water in concerned.  I have ventured out into the desert a few times, but each of those times I was with friends.  There is comfort in that too.  But for this birthday get a way I decided to go to the desert by myself.  It really was wonderful.  I did a little crying, a whole lot of walking and hiking, meditating, reflecting and praying.  AND I did not die of thirst (found some water, I think Goose helped me out with this, no really I think he did).  Anyway, here is a short video of one of the things I did.  This is called Little Wild Horse Canyon.  It's a slot canyon about 3.5 miles long.  I hiked through it to the end and turned around and headed back to where I started.  It was amazing!  For those of you who have never hiked a slot canyon but think you might want to.... DO NOT do this if it is raining, or threating to rain, even if that rain is miles away.  Check the sky's and forecast.  If you get caught in a slot canyon when all that water starts to rush through the canyon you WILL be swept away, crushed against the walls of the canyon and or drown.  With that said enjoy this video.



This Friday is This Moment See Beautiful.  I hope you all will join in this blog hop.  I will and I can tell you I am putting together a See Beautiful video of my time in the desert.  See you on Friday!
Blessings,
Michelle

30 comments:

  1. Wow, dat canyon are crazy narrow!

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  2. wow that was a small path between that rocks... I'm sure Goose was with you and he helped to find water....
    We hiked "with you" on sunday, and you and Goose were in our thoughts while hiking ...
    easy rider

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  3. Sending you hugs today Michelle, as I know you are still missing Goose...and we all know that it takes time. It never goes away...there is just a new normal. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time away. Sometimes solitude is the best medicine for reflection. I cannot view the video...my internet is acting up again. I will come back later and try again!

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  4. Crikey ........ I'm sure he helped you find water. He sure helps me find sticks. I've got quite the collection now. Mum and Dad hiked through a canyon (they called it a gorge) like that in the Bungle Bungles in WA, Australia. Your Canyon was very beautiful.

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  5. Hari OM
    ... I have trekked a few similar places and did once get caught in a gulley in a flash flood - in Australia's Olgas (Northern Territory); it was a tremendous time as it was my third visit to THE ROCK... and to see water jetting off it was incredible. So very glad you are popping back to us every now and then. See you Friday! YAM xx

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  6. Glad you had a great break.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  7. Wow - what an amazing video! That is one tight spot!

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  8. that is an amazing place and we know Goose was with you the whole way - watching over you

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  9. We don't think we'd like to get caught in there. It's way too spooky and such a tight squeeze too.

    We're glad to hear you had a good time on your Birthday outing and that Goose was there to guide you. We just know that he will ALWAYS be with you.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  10. So glad you had a wonderful desert time. We're pawsitive Goose helped you find H2O.

    Much love,
    Tootsie & Renee

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  11. Glad you had fun! We never hiked in a slot canyon but I heard you say "ouch" at the end so maybe the rocks can be sharp. You were very brave to do that by yourself. I look forward to Friday's post of your adventures.

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  12. so glad you got away and enjoyed yourself. i had to stop watching the video, i am claustophobic and that slot canyon is the stuff of my nightmares. we went to rock city NC when i was 8 and there was a place similar called fat mans squeeze and i screamed my head off because i thought my 6'4'' 280 pound grand daddy would get stuck and never come back.. it is beautiful though and we know you got out of it.

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  13. We are sure Goose was right there at your side (and in your heart) as you traveled through that slot canyon. We were really wondering how you managed to get through that last part, but we guess it was too hard to manage the flashy beast and all those rocks. Thanks for sharing your trip.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  14. I love the desert. Those Utah rocks are so beautiful. I was in a slot canyon recently while looking for my frined's lost dog - we could hear him barking but couldn't see him. I had the exact thoughts about the rain - I was glad it wasn't!

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  15. OMD Miss Michelle.... that was a WONDERFUL way fur you to spend your Birfday... That slot canyon was BEAUTIFUL butt sort of SCARY... even in DRY weather... So NARROW... We truly THANK you fur sharing this with us...

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  16. How cool!! Dat canyon is beeyootifull!! Momma hadn't hiked dat kinda canyon, but Daddy grew up in Arizona and explored a lot of places like dat when he were young...

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  17. We think Goose was right along with you
    Lily & Edward

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  18. These slot canyons are so beautiful, peaceful and the perfect place to steal away and contemplate. I'm sure your Goose was with you the entire time. Hope the birthday was good.

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  19. What a beautiful and peaceful place to hike...and wow, such a narrow path!

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  20. Oh, that is most BEAUTIFULS!!!! Not a place to go if you're claustrophobic!!! BOL!!
    I thinks Goose was probably leading the way...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  21. OHMYPUG we would have gotten stuck in that canyon for sure. We are glad you made it back home safely with Goose by your side.
    stella rose

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  22. Mom said we don't do slot canyons. Mom's heart rate went up just watching the video.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  23. Oh my that was one exciting tight video. I hope your bday weekend was relaxing.
    Hugs
    Madi and Cecilia

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  24. Michelle; whoa....not sure I could do that; the hike yes but the "fear" of potential rain.....one would have to have complete faith in the forecast that's for sure ...where I live it's always a gamble; they say rain, we have sun, they say snow and there's not a cloud in sight....I know sure as I type this, Goose was with you every step of the way....he will always be with his MOM ♥♥

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  25. Hey Michelle!
    Wow, I'm so glad you had a beautiful time with nature for your barkday! Amazing video and I'm wishing you a wonderful barkday and a super year.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  26. I've walked those same steps in that canyon!! And I felt a little panicky being in such a tight space. But it sure is beautiful. Isn't that the canyon that many people do in a loop by combining it with Bell Canyon? We have a fave camping hide-out spot near there.

    A wonderful video, especially for people who may never get to see something like that in person!

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  27. That was an incredible video. Mom was freaking out a little as she doesn't like tight spaces. It was so much fun to watch. I am glad you are back all safe and sound.


    Loveys Sasha

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  28. Our mom would be WAY too afraid of sneaky-snakes hiding in that narrow canyon!
    We have no doubt that Goose walked that desert with you and led you to the water!!!
    Cammie!

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  29. I am glad you were able to enjoy your get-away. I was so very sorry to hear about Goose. I thought of you and him the other day when I received an invitation to the ribbon cutting at the Lantern House (St Anne's Center). I have sent a little here and there over the years and it seemed like it would be a long time before it got to the point of a ribbon cutting (or maybe I lost touch). I wish I lived closer so I could attend!

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  30. WOW!! That was really narrow, It made me claustrophobic just watching it. Glad that you enjoyed your time by yourself. We all need that from time to time.

    Diana and Oreo

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